sorry, didn't mean to get in the middle of this e-dick measuring contest....proceed
I'm tired of the retreads......Burress, Gay, Spaeth.
I'm hoping he is still number 1 as we need a big time draft this year!
I'd say #2 with all due respect to mister Colbert. He is not that great, but he has his work cut out for him this draft. Also Tomlin is somewhat clueless as HC the past few years...
2009: Ziggy Hood
2011: Cam Heyward
There's not much brilliance there; well maybe Poucey. DeCastro the jury is out on still.
The drafts that should be forming the core of the team right now are really 2007, 2008 and 2009. Certainly, no one can argue with 2007; phenomenal draft. No matter how you slice 2008, it was an unmitigated disaster. 2009 was a decent draft as a whole (when you factor in Wallace and Lewis) but consider this. From those 3 drafts combined, we had 3 players left. Twenty-four picks over 3 years including 3 number 1s, 2 number 2s and 5 number 3s and we have 3 total players to show for it (Timmons, Woodley and Ziggy Hood.) I guess you could add in Spaeth and Gay who returned this year as well.
If you look at most other teams they 'play' their rookies. Now granted we can say 'look at their franchises and have they been to as many Super Bowls as the Steelers', but come on. Why draft a Cam Heyward in R1 if he is not even going to be given a shot to start for 3 years?
I have been happy with our drafts, but I'd like to see them play quicker. Jason Worilds is going to be a stud....just my opinion. Our OL is solid and aside from a late round flier I think we need to focus on playmakers. 2 of our first 3 picks need to be WR or RB. I'd love a Safety or CB in there, but would need to be one of the top 2 at the position.
#1 you can't be great all the time, and when you're usually picking at the bottom half things become less of a sure thing. Do you think the likes of Parcells' and Walshs' of the world never had dry spells. I think a down season is probably what the team needed now they get to pick from a larger talent pool.